‘Do not apologize!’ Air Force inexplicably caves to PC pressure over joke about killing terrorists

The U.S. Air Force issued an apology after linking a Taliban attack to the viral Yanny vs. Laurel debate.

The main Air Force Twitter account posted a message Thursday morning referring to the U.S. military using A-10 jets targeting Taliban fighters in response to an attack on the Afghan city of Farah.

(Image: U.S. Air Force Twitter account)

The tweet included a link to an Air Force Times story about the operation.

But by Thursday afternoon, the Air Force issued an apology and said the earlier tweet had been “in poor taste” and was removed.

While the debate over the viral audio clip that says either “Yanny” or “Laurel” has taken over the internet, with even the White House getting in on the fun, many criticized the Air Force for seeming to make light of the violent attack in Afghanistan.

Afghan and American air forces launched an attack on Tuesday against Taliban insurgents who were trying to take over the city of Farah. In a show of force to warn Taliban forces, U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II jets flew overhead and MQ-9 Reaper drones conducted strikes, Military Times reported.

Afghan A-29 light-attack aircraft and Mi-17 helicopters “conducted the majority of strikes,” Army Lt. Col. Martin O’Donnell told Military Times.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White, during a press conference on Thursday, said that while she had not seen the original tweet by the Air Force, Afghans are “dying to secure their own future,” and that “shouldn’t be forgotten in any of this.”

While the Air Force received plenty of backlash over the tweet that prompted the apology, many on Twitter dismissed the controversy as another politically correct liberal attack.

DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW

Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.
Frieda Powers

Comment

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles